Fast-Food Encouragement
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread Melissa Morgan and I titled are reading fast food in Courage meant
 Maria carried her fast food lunch to an empty table as she fit into her Burger her eyes locked on those of a young man seated several tables away his clothes were so oil his hair hung limply and he clutched an empty paper cup clearly he was hungry how could she help a gift of cash seemed unwise if you bought a meal and presented it to him mighty be embarrassed
 Justin Maria remembered the story of Ruth we're Boaz a wealthy landowner invited the impoverished immigrant Widow to glean from his field and Ruth chapter 22 he ordered his men let her gather among the sheaves and don't reprimand her even pull out some stocks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up and don't rebuke her in a culture where women were utterly dependent on their connection to men for survival bow as demonstrated God's loving provision eventually Boaz married Ruth redeeming her from her serious need
 as Maria Rose to leave she placed her untouched packet of fries on a nearby table meeting the Man's eyes as she did so if he was hungry he might glean some fast-food field God's heart is revealed in the stories as scripture at the illustrate Creative Solutions to encourage others
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Ruth chapter 2 verses 15 through 20
 as she got up to glean Boaz gave orders to his men letter gather among the shoes and don't reprimand her even pull out some stocks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up and don't rebuke the Ruth gleaned in the field until evening and then she thrashed The Barley she had gathered and it amounted to about a diva she carried it back to town and her mother-in-law saw how much she had gathered Ruth also brought out and gave her what she had left over after she had eaten enough her Mother-in-law asked her where did you clean today where did you work blessed be the man who took notice of you
 and then Bruce told her mother-in-law. The one at whose place she had been working the name of the man I worked with today is Boaz she said the Lord bless him Naomi said to her daughter-in-law he is not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead she added that man is our close relative he is one of our Guardian redeemers
 let's pray your father's show us who needs us to extend your love to them today in Jesus name we pray
 thanks for listening today my name is Elisa Morgan and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries